Here is some important safety and trail information:
Skiers are encouraged to use the Ruttenbur parking area for trail access.
Trail maps are in a clear acrylic holder at the OT trail head.
There are no amenities on the system or at the Ruttenbur parking area.
Trails are not monitored by ski patrol. Use caution at all times.
Always ski with another skier.
Cell phone services is limited on the trails. Text messages should be able to make it out of the trails system if you get in trouble.
XC trails are not yet named. Round red markets are posted along the inner loop. Grooming will give skiers a clear understanding of trail location.
The “East Trail” (out and back) is approximately .8 mile long has some steep grades and should not be attempted by novice skiers.
If you ski at night on multi-use trails/roads wear bright, reflective clothing. A headlamp is not enough for snowmobilers to see through goggles and a windshield at high speeds. Yield to them and keep your head up!
The trail leading east from Ruttenbur parking area is also used by snowmobiles and detours around mud patches may be required. While this trail is multi-use, sleds make skiing it tricky. Use caution on it.
Please sign in at the Ruttenbur trail head. It is important to demonstrate trail usage to justify future investment in trail improvements by the DEC and County.